Fitness plan day 272 – Drink chamomile tea before going to bed

Sip on some chamomile tea at night for a peaceful sleep.

Introduce healthy drinks to your diet daily. This way you can up your fluid intake even if the weather is damp and cold and you don t feel like drinking water. You can even replace your coffee or tea with smoothies, fresh juices, green or herbal teas. If you have become a fitness freak already, this should not be a difficult task.

Morning Make a refreshing and clean start to your day with this recipe of mint and coriander smoothie by Dr Namrata Bharambe, Panache Skin & Hair Clinic & Slimming Centre. It s fibre content will aid digestion and will be a great add-on to your breakfast keeping you full till lunch time.

Breakfast Mix some lentils and grains and make a nutritious dosa for breakfast. This recipe for crepe adai will be a sure shot hit in the family and can be packed for kids lunchbox too. Enjoy it with a healthy green chutney which can be prepared the night before if you are running short of time in the morning.

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Lunch Instead of rotis, make different types of bhakris for lunch every day. These are delicious and go very well with leafy and other healthy vegetables. For instance, try this nutritious soya bhurji with jowar bhakri and a glass of buttermilk.

Snacks Sandwich is an all-time favourite snack. You can make the fantastic Bombay style sandwich at home or follow these tips to order a healthy sandwich from outside. It also fills you up so you can skip some carbs during dinner.

Dinner Few people find it difficult to eat raw salads as they don t feel full after it. So here s a cooked salad recipe of stir-fried tofu and vegetables to give you the feeling of eating a proper meal sans the carbohydrates. This is an ideal dinner option if you are going to eat late too.


At home Avoid skipping workouts. You may cheat on food once in a fortnight but follow the workout routine each day. You can opt for these home exercises to shed some calories on days you can t go to the gym.

Yoga An asana that is easy to perform and can engage your abdominal muscles to help you get rid of the stubborn belly fat is the Uttanasana or the forward bending pose. It also stretches your hamstrings and relaxes the body.

At the gym If you don t have too much time at the gym, warm up at home or while on your way to the gym. Then perform few sets of dumbbell flyes for firmer breasts and toning the chest muscles. You can choose to use the weights as per your comfort but keep adding weights whenever you practice this exercise again.

Sleep well tip Consuming foods or drinks that have slightly sedative properties at night is very beneficial. You can sip a cup of chamomile tea before going to bed for a soothing sleep. The tea also aids digestion and prevents an upset stomach in the morning. It is also know to relieve headaches.

Fitness plan day 271

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Disclaimer: If you follow a fitness plan already, consult your nutritionist before switching to this one. If you are allergic to any of the foods/ingredients mentioned, please do not consume it. Do not follow this plan without consulting your doctor if you suffer from a health condition hypertension, hypotension, diabetes, etc. or are pregnant.

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